Swara Acacia Lodge Swara Plains Conservancy is an adventure resort just 30 Minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta Airport or 36 Kilometers from Nairobi. The 20,000 acres Swara Plains Conservancy is old wild Africa at its very best: wide open savanna grasslands, tall yellow fever trees, endless views, over 3000 resident population of easy to see Game and +270 Bird species
Swara Acacia Lodge Swara Plains Conservancy is about 45 minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta airport or 36 Km’s along Nairobi – Mombasa highway. Escape the city hustle and bustle on this beautiful unspoilt piece of Africa. Swara Plains Acacia Camp is situated on the Kapiti plains opposite rugged Lukenya Hill.
It has exclusive access to 20,000 acres of gently rolling terrain. Unknown to many, Swara Plains Acacia Camp hosts a resident population of over 3000 game animals and over 270 identified bird species.
Comfortable accommodation and good home cooking are available at the camp. Evening game drives, cycling and fishing in many of the seasonal dams are some of the activities in the conservancy.
Swara Acacia Lodge Swara Plains Conservancy accommodation is in 13 cosy, little bandas each having its own en-suite bathroom The main mess area is open with views of the garden. Just to be able to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the African savannah is an experience to be recommended.
Swara Plain’s conservancy and surrounding area is home to many species of plains animals, zebra, giraffe, ostrich, numerous antelope and many, many more.
Swara Acacia Lodge Swara Plains Conservancy Prices
2022 Non-Residents Accommodation Rates Per Night Include: Swara Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Fee
|Bed & Breakfast||Half Board||Full Board|
|Banda Single Room (1 Guest)||100 US Dollars||125 US Dollars||
155 US Dollars
Banda Double Room (2 Guests)
|145 US Dollars||190 US Dollars||255 US Dollars|
|Banda Triple Room (3 Guests)||175 US Dollars||250 US Dollars||
330 US Dollars
Banda Children Aged 2-12 years
|35 US Dollars||45 US Dollars||
30 US Dollars
* Payment by cash or cheque. No plastic. Sorry
* Non – Residents rates are inclusive of Sanctuary fees
* Lunch 33 US Dollars per person (Children pay 16.50 US Dollars)
* Campsite available: 25 US Dollars – per adult per night inclusive of Conservancy Fee
* Conservancy Fee: 8 US Dollars per adult: Half price for children under 12 years (Day Visitors Only)
* Christmas/ New Year supplement – 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st December and 01st January – 20% Surcharge
2022 Residents Accommodation Rates Per Night Include:
Swara Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Fee
|Bed & Breakfast||Half Board||
Banda Single Room (1 Guest)
|6,500 Kenya Shillings||7,700 Kenya Shillings||8,700 Kenya Shillings|
|Banda Double Room (2 Guests)||8,500 Kenya Shillings||10,250 Kenya Shillings||
14,200 Kenya Shillings
Banda Triple Room (3 Guests)
|9,500 Kenya Shillings||13,900 Kenya Shillings||19,800 Kenya Shillings|
|Banda Children Aged 2-12 years||2,000 Kenya Shillings||2,750 Kenya Shillings||
3,750 Kenya Shillings
* Camping: 1,000 Kenya Shillings – per adult
* Lunch: 2,000 Kenya Shillings (Children pay 1,000 Kenya Shillings)
* Mountain bike 500 Kenya Shillings per half-day for the use of Shimano TX 2002
* Fishing 500 Kenya Shillings per day for hire of a fishing rod. 3,000 Kenya Shillings deposit required
* Sanctuary fee for Day Trip/ Daily Guest’s 500 Kenya Shillings per adult Children under 12 years pay 50%
* Christmas/ New Year supplement – 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st December and 01st January + 20% Surcharge
* Game Drive 4,000 Kenya Shillings per game drive in 4×4 vehicle with a knowledgeable guide. (1.5 to 2 hours. Maximum 4 Guests)
* Night Game Drive 5,000 Kenya Shillings per game drive in 4×4 vehicle with a “spotter” in charge of a huge spotlight and a driver guide. (1.5 hours Maximum 3 Guests)
* Game Walk 1,500 Kenya Shillings per game walk with a guide for 1.5 hours. Experience seeing wild animals on foot and learn about the flora and fauna of Kapiti Plains. (Maximum 6 guests)
Swara Plains Wildlife Conservancy
Swara Plains Conservancy; Swara Plains Conservancy is just 30 minutes out of the city of Nairobi. Swara Plains Wildlife Conservancy is situated on the Kapiti Plains, 35 km southwest of the capital, Nairobi, just off the main Nairobi-to-Mombasa highway. The Small World Country Club on the southern side of the road marks the entranceway to Swara.
This 20,000 acres ranch is old wild Africa at its very best: wide open savannah grasslands, tall yellow fever trees, endless views, over 3000 resident population of easy to see plains game, and +270 birds species. Swara Plains Conservancy is part of the Tsavo and Amboseli eco-system and with the exception of Elephants, Rhinos and Buffaloes all the other plains game found in Tsavo and Amboseli are found here.
You will see big herds of Oryx, Elands, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Monkeys, Hartebeests, Zebras, Impalas, Grant’s and Thompson’s Gazelles, Warthogs and the occasional Gerenuk in the total absence of mass tourism.
Swara Plains Wildlife Conservancy also has a good number of Cheetahs and Leopards but unlike the cats in other National Parks which are now socialized to act for visitors (a Cheetah sitting on a car’s bonnet is not natural!), the cats here will grant you a sight but soon sneak into the bush – their natural reaction.
Environment conservation is a top priority here e.g. numerous dams have been dug to trap the scarce rainwater and there are well-maintained earth roads for game drives and nature walks. Not surprisingly the ranch and the camp have long been used for wildlife management research.
The number of visitors to Swara Plains Wildlife Conservancy is deliberately kept small by having Acacia Camp with only 13 rustic and still comfortable bandas (cottages) making this a place to see game without being surrounded by safari vehicles. Good food is a big part of a travel experience, and as the owner/manager of Acacia has a long history of managing some of the well-known tented camps in Kenya, in Acacia Camp you can expect top kitchens with a touch of home cooking.
For birders, walkers as well as anyone looking for a nature-based tour in Kenya, we invite you to Swara Plains Wildlife Conservancy for all the right reasons: one-off wildlife viewing experience, guided nature walks, colorful and easily found Kenyan birds.
Birds that can be seen outside the bandas as you relax include Hoopoe, Hunter’s and Scarlet-chested Sunbirds, Fisher’s Lovebirds, Black-faced Waxbills, Superb and Rüppell’s Long-tailed and Hildebrandt’s Starlings, Von der Decken’s Hornbills, Slate-coloured Boubou, White-bellied Canary, Red-cheeked Cordon-Bleu, Crested Francolin among others.
African Spice Safaris recommends a minimum of 2 nights in Swara Acacia Camp and then proceed to Tsavo and/ or Amboseli to add the other big game that you didn’t see at Swara.